Diversion of Flight for Politician?

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Aug 5th, 2004, 01:34 PM
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Your statistics state that 0.14% of flights are diverted.
According to the FAA and the New England Journal of Medicine.
"In 2000, a study by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of 1132 in-flight medical events on domestic flights during 1996 and 1997 found a rate of 13 events per day."
 
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Aug 5th, 2004, 01:37 PM
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Your statistics state that 0.14% of flights are diverted.
According to the FAA and the New England Journal of Medicine.
"In 2000, a study by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of 1132 in-flight medical events on domestic flights during 1996 and 1997 found a rate of 13 events per day."
This corresponds to a rate of 0.26% in-flight medical events (out of 425,000 flights). This is nearly twice as many diversions as you report so at most half caused an emergency diversion (0.12%)
 
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Aug 5th, 2004, 02:02 PM
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In-flight medical events does not mean diversion. Majority of the so called medical events amount to nothing more than air sickness, possible food poisoning(I believe that happened to me on a very recent flight), reports of feeling weak, dizzy, etc. etc. The FA made a note in her report about my possible food poisoning, and I did get a "we are sorry" e-mail from AA bundled with $75 voucher in the regular mail, but we did not divert. I'm sure this was reported as one of these medical events, yet it did not warrant any diversion.

You have to understand that it costs airlines a good deal of money to make unscheduled landing. When and if they decide to do it, it's not because of some lost kids, it's because of what their lawyers tell them, or when it makes an economic sense.

I will not reply anymore to this thread, because it's obvious that you will believe what you want to believe, and it's your right, but your narrowminded theories are just that, narrowminded. I fly over 100K miles per year, so I know what's what in the airline business, and what you are trying to see, is not any part of the airline business. I could possibly see if this was done by AA as they are HQerd in DFW (Bushland) but even then it would be a stretch, but USAir has nothing to gain and a great deal to loose. Again, there is no story here, if there was, we would here from all the major networks by now, but it's gone and done, and nothing to it.

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Aug 5th, 2004, 02:05 PM
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Aug 5th, 2004, 02:17 PM
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Note I didn't include the next line in the NEJM article

"In 2000, a study by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of 1132 in-flight medical events on domestic flights during 1996 and 1997 found a rate of 13 events per day. This rate may be lower than those reported previously because only events serious enough to have involved ground-based medical support were included."

Air sickness does not usually involve ground-based medical personnel. Thus nearly all diversions are due to health reasons. Maybe the politician's daughters had airsickness though and had to get home quickly?

Thanks for not responding anymore AAflyer.
 
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Aug 5th, 2004, 03:02 PM
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Oh, give it a rest!
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Aug 5th, 2004, 03:14 PM
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Why don't you fess up to being a partisan.
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Aug 5th, 2004, 03:15 PM
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My post is for RBC
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Aug 5th, 2004, 04:44 PM
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Thanks for keeping this nonpersonal atlcity. From your previous posts about Ann Coulter it is obvious you are not like the following:

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Message: Just because you disagree with Ann Coulter doesn't make her wrong. I'd put her up against anyone in a debate where both parties are required to answer the questions asked(not with talking points)."
 
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Aug 5th, 2004, 04:49 PM
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The Boston Globe had this story today. It was a pretty straightforward report. The Bush twins and 36 other people were stranded in Albany when their intended plane experienced mechanical failure. So the airline diverted another plane (with the same destination) to pick them ALL up. It's not like they just picked up the girls. 20 other passengers took the diverted flight. All were delivered to their original destination 70 minutes late.

It seems like a reasonable solution to me. What's the big deal?

The article also says, "Dan Kasper, an airline analyst at LECG LLC, a Cambridge consulting firm, said it is not unprecedented for an airline to divert a flight in order to appease stranded passengers, especially if the affected flight has seats available.

It would be less costly for an airline to do that than to book flights on other airlines or arrange hotel stays, he said."





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sushi for breakfast? NOW you're talking!goodness! was it in dupont circle, shirlington, or that great sushi bar in union station? hopefully, i might get lucky like aaff, and take a fa to my favorite genki sushi in verona, one of my favorite cities(only been there once). maybe we can order takeout, and eat it at the romeo and julliet place.
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I got it at the Giant in McLean and ate it at home. quit laffin.
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you can hear me from way over there??? don't choke on the gari. .
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Sccr maybe you should take your own advice?
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.....what you are doing still qualifies as criticizing much of what you find here, so it makes sense to suggest that maybe "here" isn't where you want to be.
 
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Aug 6th, 2004, 06:02 AM
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RBC: You are too funny and losing all credibility.
You know what, maybe I'll apologize for my "who-are-you-to-decide-etc.." comment if you tell me that if you were one of the stranded passengers with the Bush daughters (yes there were other passengers you know), you would have been outraged that USAirways would divert a flight for you and them. You would have express your displeasure to USAirways, refused to get on that flight, and waited for the next scheduled flight..because you, the other stranded passengers and the Bush daughters certainly wouldn't have wanted to have to compensate those diverted passengers.
Oh nooo! I'm probably going to get another smackdown from rb for "who-are-you-to-tell-people-what-they-would-do" etc...

 
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RBC, I was on the fence until you started your incessant babbling, but you have made up my mind. I'm voting for Bush.
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